Fresh Pineapple Poached in Cinnamon Syrup
A light, yet satisfying dessert…just perfect at the end of a rich, hearty meal or during hot summer weather when you just want something sweet and juicy…or you don’t want to fall asleep as the evening heats up.
Makes 5-6 servings
Combine water, rice syrup, cinnamon sticks, salt, ginger and lemon chunks in a large, heavy saucepan and place over medium heat. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes to develop the flavors. Add pineapple pieces, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until pineapple is translucent, about 7 minutes.
Transfer pineapple and syrup to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled through, about 2 hours. Serve pineapple slices in individual dessert bowls, with chilled syrup over top, garnished with fresh mint or seasonal berries.